Chocolate tortino

Chocolate tortino

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Modern Italian Food
Makes
8
Photographer
Earl Carter

These little self-saucing puddings are a wonderful dessert for chocolate lovers, and I’ve included the recipe here even though they contain no flour. Call it a cookbook writer’s privileges! The home cook must be prepared to take a risk, because this is one of those desserts that is really better suited to a restaurant environment where the conditions never change and daily practice ensures a fairly even result. At home you must experiment until you get everything right.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
300g best chocolate
150g unsalted butter
20ml brandy
6 eggs, separated
90g caster sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 210°C. Butter 8 metal dariole moulds and dust each very lightly with flour. Melt the chocolate, butter and brandy in a bowl set over simmering water, then leave to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together until they are pale and doubled in volume. Whisk the egg whites to stiff peak stage and gently fold into the egg yolks. Fold in the cooled chocolate (it must be at room temperature, or it will harden) until evenly combined. Pour into the dariole moulds and bake for exactly 9 minutes. The puddings should be firm on the outside and still undercooked in the centre.
  3. These chocolate tortino are very rich and really just need a little whipped cream on the side. If you prefer, you could also serve them with vanilla ice-cream or a light custard cream.
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